2019 Edison Dye Motocross Achievement Award to Mitch Payton
Dubya USA and Glen Helen Raceway are excited and proud to announce that the 2019 recipient of the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award will be team owner and tuner extraordinaire Mitch Payton. Mitch began his career riding with his brother, James, under the guidance of his parents, James and Norma Payton. He began racing at the age of 10, and by the time Mitch was 17 he was the District 37 125cc desert racing class champion. The following year, his life took a drastic turn when he suffered a debilitating desert crash. He would never ride again. But rather than letting this situation turn him away from motorcycling, Mitch (at the young age of 18) found strength and purpose in learning and excelling in the business side of the sport. He became, arguably, the most successful race team owner in the motocross industry! A full biography of Mitch’s talents and accomplishments will be included in the 35th annual Dubya World Vet Motocross Championships program. It will be a great read!
Mitch will be honored during day two, November 3rd, of the Vet Championships with a ceremony beginning around noon. Many of Mitch’s colleagues and riders will be interviewed as well as an Early Years of Motocross/Glen Helen produced video highlighting Mitch’s exemplary career. The ceremony will be held in the Glen Helen Museum, so plan on getting there early for the best seats!
After the presentation, there will be an autograph signing session featuring Mitch as well as some of the prominent men who raced under Mitch’s Pro Circuit banner over the years, in addition to past Edison Dye recipients and Hall of Fame members. A special, limited edition collectable poster signifying Mitch’s achievements will be given to the first 100 fans in the autograph line! This all happens at the Dubya World Vet Motocross Championships at Glen Helen Raceway, November 2nd and 3rd! For more information on the Dubya World Vet event, visit glenhelen.com. Congratulations, Mitch, for being the next member of the Glen Helen Walk of Fame, and the 2019 recipient of the Edison Dye Motocross Lifetime Achievement Award!
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About Glen Helen:Glen Helen Raceway Inc. has added racecourses to host additional types of motorsports events and has put thousands of dollars into the continued improvement of the facility. Glen Helen Raceway now boasts a national motocross track, vintage motocross track, pee-wee motocross track, a short course four-wheel off-road track, and a brand new registration tower to make it the epicenter for off-road enthusiasts in Southern California. Glen Helen Raceway has strived to give fans and participants a world-class facility to race and practice on, or to just enjoy a day at the races. No matter what the circumstance, Glen Helen Raceway strives that every individual that walks through its gates can attest to its motto of “Feel the Speed!” Owned and operated by Glen Helen Raceway Inc.